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Adobe considering photography bundle for Creative Cloud
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May 10, 2013, 11:10 AM
 
Adobe is considering doing a "photographer's bundle or photography cloud solution" to cater to one of its key markets, the company said in a blog post earlier this week. Under original plans announced on Monday, getting access to the next version of Photoshop, Photoshop CC, will normally cost at least $20 per month. People wanting the companion app Lightroom will still be able to buy a permanent license for that software, but getting access to both Photoshop and Lightroom -- as well as other apps a photographer might want -- could potentially be expensive.

"We've heard there's a lot of interest in a photographer's bundle or photography cloud solution and we're actively exploring offerings we can potentially create for you," the company writes. "We welcome your feedback around what you would like to see that fits your workflow needs."

In the meantime, Adobe is offering discounted single-app Creative Cloud memberships costing $10 per month for the first year. The sale expires July 31st however, and is only available to people who own Creative Suite 3 or later.
     
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May 10, 2013, 01:14 PM
 
Adobe also need print/design bundle and web bundle. Current $50 per month makes sense for Master bundle only.
     
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May 10, 2013, 01:30 PM
 
Once the come-on year is over the forced new CC subscriptions will cost us long-term users almost double ($720 per 3 years) what we paid in the past for upgrades ($400 per 3 years).

However users' total loss of control is the bigger evil than just the big increase in ongoing cost. Giving a firm like Adobe full control of ones professional work is not acceptable at any price.

Aperture's workflow is solid, and faster than Lightroom so no need to for Mac users to get sucked into giving away 100% of one's control to an Adobe subscription pay plan. Existing users should stick with CS6 perpetual and new users should buy far better value GIMP, Pixelmator, etc. and keep control of their professional lives. After decades upgrading Adobe apps a perpetual-license version of CS6 will be my last Adobe upgrade.
     
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May 12, 2013, 11:47 AM
 
End 2011 I upgraded to CS5.5 because I remember Adobe mentioned that only 5.5 users would have reduced costs on further upgrades. Approx. 6 months after I'd spent those 500$, Adobe came with subscription services with reduced costs for registered CS3/4/5 users. I think the subscription model is a good idea, but how can I trust Adobe not to start charging 100$ a month whenever it fits them. I don't trust them. Does anyone remember what Adobe offered end 2011? It was big news, with warnings about last possibility...
     
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May 12, 2013, 11:49 AM
 
End 2011 I upgraded to CS5.5 (from CS4) because I remember Adobe mentioned that only 5.5 users would have reduced costs on further upgrades. Approx. 6 months after I'd spent those 500$, Adobe came with subscription services with reduced costs for registered CS3/4/5 users. I think the subscription model is a good idea, but how can I trust Adobe not to start charging 100$ a month whenever it fits them. I don't trust them. Does anyone remember what Adobe offered end 2011? It was big news, with warnings about last possibility...
     
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May 12, 2013, 11:53 AM
 
Sorry double post, added ...upgraded... (from CS4) in second.
     
   
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